Reminder: Teaching Fellowship Applications Due December 1st

Applications for 2017-2018 Teaching Fellowships are due December 1st by 11:59 p.m.

Applications are available at

Details about all available Teaching Fellowships can be downloaded here (pdf)

Working under the supervision of the chairs of the departments or programs in which they teach, Teaching Fellows are the instructors of record for their courses, and assume independent responsibility for these classes. They also participate in pedagogy workshops (if they have not done so already) and college faculty orientations. Teaching Fellows may lead courses within their own disciplines or in related, interdisciplinary subjects. They may also teach courses that are intended to develop research skills and other proficiencies, such as mathematics and statistical methods.

Please see the Provost Office’s Teaching Fellowship webpage at for information about the specific teaching positions that are available, and other useful information. While the Provost’s Office coordinates the application process for most Teaching Fellows, the departments and programs that sponsor these courses are responsible for making all hiring decisions.

Please note:
– Students apply separately to teach courses in the Parsons Schools of Constructed Environments, and the Parsons School of Art, Media & Technology. Please contact the relevant program directors for more information on these opportunities.
– Graduate students may hold only one Teaching Fellowship per semester. Teaching Fellows are permitted to have an additional appointment as a Teaching or Research Assistant, but their combined hours of work may not exceed 20 hours per week.
– The application and selection process for Teaching Assistants takes place in the spring semester.

Duties as a Teaching Fellow:
– Attend and lead all course meetings;
– Make themselves available to students who need individual academic assistance;
– Develop and/or revise syllabi as needed in consultation with Chair or Director of the department or program sponsoring the course;
– Determine and/or clarify course goals and objectives for student learning in consultation with Chair or Director of the department or program sponsoring the course;
– Develop all assignments in consultation with Chair or Director of the department or program sponsoring the course;
– Assess student learning, including assignments, papers, projects, attendance, and participation;
– Provide grades to students in a fair, transparent, and timely fashion;
– Meet university deadlines for the submission of attendance rosters and grades;
– Use required university systems, such as Starfish;
– Participate in pedagogy workshops (if they have not already done so);
– If the course is online, complete Canvas tutorial prior to the beginning of semester teaching;
– Familiarize themselves with student services and other academic support so that students can be referred for support or assistance as needed;
– Abide by all university academic and personnel policies and guidelines, including completion of the FERPA tutorial.